Participating in international liaison programmes allows the Commission to both learn from and contribute to other agencies' knowledge about common issues.
The Commission has entered into a number of international agreements with overseas agencies that have responsibility for enforcement of comparable competition and consumer protection laws.
These agreements generally provide for co-operation between the agencies on matters of common interest, including:
- notification relating to activities that impact on the other jurisdiction;
- co-ordination of enforcement activities;
- exchange of information in certain circumstances; and
- joint educational programmes and publications.
The Commission also participates regularly in other international activities, such as conferences, forums and working groups and global publications, which enhance understanding and cooperation between competition and regulatory agencies.